Fwd: Re: SUMMARY: automount

From: End User (UnixHelp_@excite.com)
Date: Wed Jun 28 2000 - 12:18:53 CDT

Thanks to Arthur for the reason why this is not possible. Makes sense but
since I am only using 1 machine for home directories, I didn't think of

----- Original Message -----
> From: Arthur Darren Dunham <add@netcom.com>
> Message-Id: <200006281541.IAA02133@netcom.com>
> Subject: Re: SUMMARY: automount
> To: UnixHelp_@excite.com (End User)
> Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 08:41:45 -0700 (PDT)
> >
> > Well, it appears that one cannot do what I wanted. On machine M, which
> > automounts /home, as root I wanted to be able to do a mkdir
/home/newuser. I
> > know I can do this on the home directory server, but I do not want to
do it
> > there.
> You can do what you want, just not with your current setup.
> You do *not* automount /home. You automount /home/<user> This has the
> benefit of being able to automount users from different servers.
> some df -k output from one of my machines...
> bel-fs-2:/export/home/ddunham
> 52505944 40944624 11036256 79% /home/ddunham
> hq-nfs-01:/nfs1/home/jack
> 106090496 30720040 74781640 30% /home/jack
> Now, since I'm mounting different servers, if I created a new directory
> in /home, where should it go?
> If you'll only ever have a single home directory server, you could
> instead mount the parent directory on /home rather than have automount
> run the directory.
> It's less flexible in the long run, but it would allow you to work with
> /home as a real directory.
> --
> Darren Dunham ddunham@taos.com
> Unix System Administrator Taos - The SysAdmin Company
> Got some Dr Pepper? San Francisco Bay Area
> < Please move on, ...nothing to see here, please disperse >

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